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40th Ueno Toshogu Winter Peony

Winter peony and cold peony that surpass the cold with "straw bocchi". More than 160 stocks of about 40 varieties, one of the largest in the Kanto region, are always on display.

At Ueno Toshogu Shrine (in Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo), which was built as a shrine dedicated to Ieyasu Tokugawa, Yoshimune Tokugawa, and Yoshinobu Tokugawa, from Saturday, January 1, 2022 to Wednesday, February 23, 2022. In the meantime, about 160 peony stocks will open "Ueno Toshogu Fuyu Botan", which adds color to the full-scale Edo architecture such as the shrine and the five-storied pagoda.

* As an initiative to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, we are taking measures such as regular disinfection inside the garden and employee health management. We ask all visitors to disinfect their fingers and wear masks so that they can enjoy the garden with peace of mind.

■ Kanto's largest, always exhibiting more than 160 stocks of about 40 varieties
During the opening period, popular varieties such as "Yachiyo Tsubaki", "Shimanishiki", and "Yellow Crown" suppress flowering in cold regions in spring and summer, and control the temperature in autumn to make them bloom in winter. We will exhibit more than 160 strains of about 40 varieties, including cold peony, which is extremely difficult to bloom with a flowering rate of 20% or less, such as "cold" and "shooting star".
The area around the entrance is decorated in the style of Japanese food, and you can enjoy different tastes depending on the time of visit.

Winter peony, Shimanishiki

Winter peony / yellow crown

Cold peony, Togawa cold

New Year decoration

■ Wrapped in "straw botchi (straw enclosure)" to survive the cold
In order to protect from the harsh winter environment, the winter peony in the open garden is wrapped in "straw bocchi".
"Straw bocchi" has various shapes and knots depending on the area, but since the opening of the garden, the eyes of the viewer have been delighted with the male knots using rough ropes and the decorative knots that imitate flowers such as plums.

A man knot using a rough rope

Decorative knot that imitates a flower

■ Enjoy with full-scale Edo architecture such as "Old Kaneiji Five-storied Pagoda"
From the garden, you can see the stone lanterns lined up along the approach to the former Kanei-ji Temple and Toshogu Shrine, and you can see the peony in a unique Edo atmosphere together with the Japanese garden of the dry garden.
Also, if it snows, it has a special taste, and the appearance of the peony standing in the snow that is steadily falling attracts the eyes of the viewer.

■ You can enjoy different flowers and trees depending on the season, such as Japanese allspice, Japanese apricot, and Adonis ramosa.
From the beginning of January, Japanese allspice and early-blooming plum blossoms, and from the beginning of February, various flowering trees such as Adonis ramosa and Witch hazel are in full bloom and add brilliance.

Japanese allspice

Adonis ramosa

■ Spot sale of peony seedlings and dahlia bulbs
Spring-blooming peony seedlings and dahlia bulbs will be on sale for a limited time for a total of 4 days, 1/8 (Sat), 1/9 (Sun), 2/12 (Sat), and 2/13 (Sun).

■ Imprinting twin pandas on the red stamp
From January next year, the twin pandas Xiao Xiao and Ray Ray of Ueno Zoo are scheduled to be released.
In line with this, the twin pandas will be stamped on the red stamp from January 1st to February 28th, 2022.
Goshuin is accepted at the Toshogu Shrine office, and all are written down.
Period January 1st-February 28th, 2022
First ear charge 500 yen for writing calligraphy
2000 yen that was written down in our shrine stamp book
* Peony is not stamped during the winter peony period.
* We do not send by mail.

Imprint of twin pandas

[Overview of Ueno Toshogu Winter Peony]
Name: 40th Ueno Toshogu Winter Peony
Opening period: January 1st (Sat) -February 23rd (Wednesday), 2022 * Open all year round
Opening hours: 9: 30-16: 30 (Deadline for admission)
Entrance fee: Adults (junior high school students and above) 700 yen, groups (20 people and above) 600 yen, elementary school students and younger free of charge,
Toshogu Shrine common admission ticket 1,100 yen
Residence: 9-88 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007
TEL: 03-3822-3575 (Botanen)
Access: 5 minutes walk from JR Ueno Station Park Exit
5 minutes walk from Ikenohata Exit of Keisei Ueno Station
10 minutes walk from Exit 2 of Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Official HP: https://uenobotanen.com/
Official Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/utbotanen_official/